A Yummy Lower Fat and Higher Protein version of your Favorite Fluffy Gluten Free and Dairy Free Muffin that will be your new go-to! These are simple, easy to make, and the perfect make ahead snack for everyone to enjoy!
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (Watch out for sugar added applesauce, the unsweetened should have zero added sugar)
1/2 cup cane sugar
1/3 cup melted dairy free butter of choice (I used this one)
2 large room temperature eggs (I recommend leaving them out for at least 30 minutes)
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups All Purpose Gluten Free Flour ( I recommend and used King Arthur brand)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line with 10 muffin paper liners.
In a large bowl, add the applesauce, sugar, melted butter, vanilla extract and eggs. Mix until combined and set aside.
In a separate bowl, add the all purpose flour, rolled oats, collagen peptides, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt. Mix until combined.
Add the dry to the wet and mix until there are no clumps in the batter.
Add the chocolate chips into the batter.
Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the batter into the muffin liners until all 10 are filled. Tap the muffin tin agains the counter to even the batter in the muffins. Sprinkle a few extra chocolate chips on the top.
Bake the muffins in the pre heated oven for 20-22 minutes.
Every now and again you taste a treat that is so good and so beautiful that you have to take a step back and take a bite out of it and say, “Sh*t that’s good!“
This is one of those recipes!
What You Need To Make Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Banana Donut Holes
Butter of choice
Gluten free all purpose flour (I used the King Arthur brand)
How To Make The Perfect Donut Hole
The key to these donut holes is using a mini muffin tin and not scooping too much batter into the tin.
I recommend only adding 1 Tbsp of dough in each mini muffin tin portion. Otherwise, your donut holes will be less like donut holes and more like a large cinnamon sugar baseball…but a tasty one at that!
To make the perfect cinnamon sugar coating don’t skimp on the butter! Coating the melted butter in the baked donut holes is key to making the cinnamon sugar mixture stick.
Mixing The Cinnamon Sugar Coating
I recommend adding about 1-2 Tbsp of cinnamon to the 3/4 cup of sugar in a small bowl. For more of a sugary-flavor and less of a cinnamon flavor I would recommend only adding 1 tbsp of cinnamon.
Fluffy and flavorful Gluten free cinnamon banana donut holes that are perfectly sweet! These can be made dairy free!
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp cane sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup greek yogurt (or dairy-free yogurt of choice)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup mashed banana (about 2 large)
1 1/4 cup self rising flour (To make this for every 1 cup of flour add 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt)
1 scoop collagen
1/2 tsp baking soda
Cinnamon sugar coating
3/4 cup sugar
5 tbsp butter melted
2 TBSP cinnamon
Spray a mini muffin tin with non-stick spray and preheat the oven to 350.
In a large bowl combine the egg, melted butter, greek yogurt, mashed banana, collagen peptides, vanilla extract, brown sugar, and cane sugar. Get out as many lumps as you can. A few will be in there from the banana and that is A ok!
Add the self-rising flour and baking soda in a separate medium-sized bowl and mix until combined.
Mix the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until everything is combined.
Using a tablespoon, spoon the batter into the mini muffin tin.
Bake in the oven for 14-17 minutes.
While the donut holes are baking, prepare the cinnamon sugar topping. Pour the melted butter into a small bowl and combine the cinnamon and sugar together in another small bowl.
Take out of the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
Role the donut hole in the butter using a fork to coat it. Be sure to tap out the extra butter by scooping the donut hole with a fork and letting the excess butter drip over the melted butter bowl.
Then, coat the banana donut hole in the cinnamon sugar mixture and set aside.
Repeat until all of the banana donut holes are coated and enjoy!
Store these in a container for a max of 2 days! (if they last that long)
Sometimes you need something sweet, just for you…to share with no one else.
Did I mention it was also dairy free and vegan? That’s right so this is a rather all-inclusive pastry calling your name!
What You Need To Make The Gluten Free Raspberry Galette
All purpose gluten free flour (I used the King Arthur brand)
Egg (sub coconut cream for vegan)
Your favorite berries
How To Make The Ideal Gluten Free Galette Crust
The key to making this dough is and getting a similar result to mine is using King Arthur’s all purpose flour (the same brand I used) as not all gluten free flours are created equally.
When it comes to forming the crust and rolling it out remember it doesn’t have to be perfect. Start by forming a dough ball in your hands and sprinkling flour on a pastry matt (or other flat surface) and a bit on the the rolling pin. Then, roll out the dough ball into a circle by using your rolling pin as a guide to create an even circle that has the same thickness throughout. Remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect. I recommend aiming for a 1/4 inch thickness (or slightly above that). The diameter should be 7-8 inches.
Once the dough is rolled into a circle, wrap it with plastic wrap and store in the fridge for at least 45 minutes.
It may seem like it’s never ending but it well worth it as the pastry dough will yield a better texture.
Creating The Filling and Folds
When it comes to the berries all your going to do is combine all the filling ingredients together in a small bowl and transfer them on top of the pastry crust, leaving a 1 1/2 -2 inch crust border, ensuring there is enough room for the folds.
For the folds, start folding it in at an angel. The key is to go in the same direction and fold over the same section of dough. You can choose larger or small sections, it doesn’t have to be perfect.
A Galette is simple, lets keep it that way! As much as we would like to have the perfect folds they don’t have to be perfect. The main reason we fold the dough is to keep the berry filling inside the pastry. So, as long as it keeps the berries from falling outside of the pastry the folds are doing their job. And even if they bleed over a little bit, it doesn’t affect the taste in the slightest so don’t sweat it!
Before placing this Gluten Free Galette in the oven brush the outside with egg wash or coconut cream (if subbing for vegan) and sprinkle turbinado sugar on the top of the outer crust (the folds). This will add a great texture and make the edges nice and brown.
Of course, no galette would be complete without ice cream! I recommend adding your favorite vanilla ice cream as it brings the berries and crust together perfectly.
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The simplest single serve sweet Gluten Free and Vegan Galette.
For the crust
2 TBSPs cubed cold vegan butter
1/4 cup all purpose gluten free flour (I used the King Arthur brand)
1 TBSP almond
1/2 Tbsp cane sugar
1 TBSP cold water
1 egg (for egg wash) (sub coconut cream for vegan)
2 Tsp Turbinado sugar
1/2 cup berries of choice
3/4 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp cane sugar
1/2 tsp corn starch
dash of vanilla
Combine all of the ingredients, except for the cold water in a food processor and blend.
Add the cold water to the food processor and stop once a dough forms. Once done, take out and form into a ball.
Sprinkle flour on a pastry mat and a bit on the rolling pin and the top of the pastry dough. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness and about a 7-8 inch diameter. We want to make sure there is 1 1/2-2 inches of dough left to create folds for the berries to be covered. If it breaks that is okay, simply piece it back together using the dough.
Store in the fridge for at least 45 minutes.
While the dough is setting in the fridge, let’s prepare the filling and start the oven!
Set the oven to 400 degrees.
Start by washing your favorite fresh berries and adding them into a small bowl.
Add the remaining ingredients for the filling and combine thoroughly until no corn starch is visible on the berries. Feel free to add more or less sugar as you please based on the sweetness of your berries.
Once complete, set aside.
Take the dough out of the fridge and add the filling into the center of the dough, leaving room for the dough to fold over the galette. You can leave as little or as much room as you would like based on your preference.
When you are done adding the berries fold the dough over starting in the center of the dough and start folding it in at an angel. The key is to go in the same direction and fold over the same section of dough. You can choose larger or small sections, it doesn’t have to be perfect.
When you are done folding the dough over crack an egg in a small bowl and mix with a fork. Brush the egg wash on the folds of the galette and sprinkle the turbinado sugar on top of it. This will add a great brown to the color and crunch to the texture as well as a hint of sweetness.
Bake for 25-27 minutes.
Let cool for 12-15 minutes and top with your favorite vanilla ice cream.
You may use oat flour in place of almond flour, but I only recommend this if you are allergic to nuts as you will have to alter the water content to slightly less than 1 TBSP. I recommend adding in the water slowly until the dough texture is achieved.
I used King Arthur’s all purpose flour. If you use a different brand I cannot guarantee the texture will be the same as all gluten free all purpose flours are created differently. In the past I have used Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 all purpose flour and yielded a similar result.
Nutritional information is loosley calculated w/o ice cream
This delicious Healthy Protein Packed Hot Chocolate (or Hot Pro-Coa as I would call it) is made with minimal ingredients and is the perfect go-to drink in the morning, afternoon, or night!
What You Need To Make Hot Pro-Coa
Cocoa powder (or Cacao powder for vegan)
Vegan protein of choice (vanilla or chocolate) (I used Orgain Chocolate peanut butter)
Non-dairy milk of choice
The Key To Making The Perfect Healthy Dairy Free Protein Hot Chocolate
In order to create the perfect texture that results in no clumps in your hot chocolate I recommend adding all the ingredients in a blender bottle and giving it a good shake before pouring it into your favorite festive mug and heating it up in the microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute.
By doing this you will break apart most of the clumps that could occur.
Another option for those who have rather clumpy protein powders or cocoa is to sift the cocoa and the protein powder.
The Perfect Topping
After you’ve heated up your hot chocolate in the microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute I recommend pairing it with your favorite dairy free whipped cream and adding a dash of cinnamon on the top (for taste and esthetic of course)!
Now that your Healthy Protein Hot Cocoa is ready you can turn on your favorite holiday movie, slip into your comfiest jammies and enjoy!
The simplest and healthiest protein hot cocoa you’ll ever make! Guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit!
1/2 Tbsp Cocoa or Cacao powder ( I recommend increasing this to 1 TBSP if you use vanilla protein powder)
2 TBSP Vanilla or chocolate vegan protein powder (I used Orgain chocolate peanut butter)
2 tsp. cane sugar
1 cup non-dairy milk of choice
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
dash of sea salt (very small amount)
dash of cinnamon
Add all ingredients into a blender bottle and give it a good shake until there are no clumps and all ingredients are combined. If you have clumpy cocoa/cacao powder or protein powder I recommend sifting it prior to adding it to the blender bottle. If you are not a fan of hies of cinnamon in your hot chocolate omit the dash of cinnamon. If you use a vanilla protein powder I recommend using 1 Tbsp of cocoa/cacao powder.
Pour the ingredients into your favorite festive mug and microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute. This time may vary depending on your microwave and the size of your mug.
Top with your favorite dairy free whipped cream and an additional decorative dash of cinnamon.
The protein powder you use may yield an alternate texture as all protein powders are not created equally.
Serving Size:1 Hot Cocoa W/o whipped cream
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